^This is the ultimate Ty Grady gif for me. He’s trying to laugh something off but you can see underneath he’s uncomfortable being in the spotlight. He’s rubbing his thighs trying to dispel the nervous energy so he won’t fidget in public. He’s glancing sideways trying to ask for help that probably won’t come because not many people know him well enough to realize he needs it.
This is the Ty I see when I write.
And the Zane I see when I write is the person who immediately saw past ‘aww cute’ and recognized all of the above in time to rescue him.